Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ghost Type

Ghost Type

  • AUS$5.49 US$4.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 08 June 2012
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 5.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: demografix pty ltd
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.


Learning to master the keyboard of an iPad is made easier, with Ghost Type from demografix. An iPad typing tutor created with education in mind. 'Think, learn, create and share.'

• The only typing tutor that allows you to create your own lessons with your content to suit your child or students
• Inbuilt lessons from beginner to advanced, including Dolch words, that can be fully edited
• Flexible export and sharing of your lessons via email, Dropbox and iTunes
• Uses the correct school fonts and multiple student profiles
• Teacher or parent lockable to restrict student access and functions
• Innovative Ghosting keyboard to improve memory typing skills
• The best iPad keyboarding skills and development tool available

✔ The correct schoolfonts
Accessing the correct school fonts while using Ghost Type is simple and a wide range of fonts including Australian state education fonts, UK, NZ and USA styles are available currently.

Ghost Type contains a series of typing lessons that are aimed at improving both typing speed and accuracy on an iPad and features a unique ghosting keyboard option, aiding the user in memorizing the layout of the iPad keyboard.

You can create, save and share your own lessons to suit your own curriculum and year levels, with complete control over the management of the lessons. Use your spelling lists or any other content for your students or child to learn, all while learning iPad typing at the same time.

The Ghost Type keyboard displays the letters until you start typing. Type the correct letter and the keys on the keyboard remain faded out. Pause your typing, and the letters will fade back in. The fade-in speed can be set as very slow, slow, normal, fast and very fast via the settings. You can also turn the Ghost Type keyboard off via the settings and use a ‘partial’ setting. The app is also fully compatible with external and bluetooth keyboards.

✔ Social Media with Ghost Write
To keep things fresh, you can enter your Twitter and Facebook credentials and Ghost Write will have you practice by typing in the Tweets and Facebook updates. A feature that teachers or parents can also turn off and restrict access to.

✔ A lockable app
As a parent or teacher you can lock the app into a restricted student mode. When in student mode, lessons cannot be created or deleted and profiles cannot be changed. Other options are available depending on your teacher/parent choices. These include access to the Ghost Write function, home screen options and access to any external links.

✔ Take a Lesson or a Speed Test
The lessons work much like traditional typing programs on computers you may have used when you first learned to type. As you type in the characters, they’ll be lightened out. Your current character will be highlighted in green, while mistyped characters will be highlighted in red. As you type you’ll see the time elapsed, your average words per minute (wpm), and your accuracy percentage.
The aim is to try to type in the words as fast as you can without looking at the virtual keys. Once you finish, your various statistics will be recorded.
You will discover that it’s not that hard to gain speed and accuracy on the iPad keyboard.

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What AppAble thought..

This app has a ton of content and is totally customizable. 
The addition of school writing fonts is a huge plus in my book and fonts for Australia, NZ, UK and the USA are included. 
The *ghost* keyboard is fantastic...Once you start typing the letters fade out and fade back in when you either type the wrong letter or if you pause in your typing.(This feature can be turned on or off in the settings as well as increasing/decreasing fading speeds) Great for teaching memory typing . Perfect for use in the classroom. Ghost Type has built in lessons, including Dolch words, and the easy ability to add your own lessons.
You can create multiple user profiles and all access and functions are lockable.
I have been looking for an app to help my son become more confident with his iPad typing and Ghost Type seems to be just what I was looking for. I really cannot think of a feature they have not already thought of. They even have a fun Ghost Write function...enter your Facebook/Twitter details and you can use the Ghost Type keyboard to practice your typing while you update your status'!
Ghost Type is a high quality app that is well worth the price tag...Highly recommended!

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